Natural Development of Speech
Speaking need not be thought, it is a natural reaction to hearing others speak. To achieve this seemingly simple task, the ears must convert all parts of sounds into electrical impulse patterns. The brain, with the help of other senses must assign meaning to these patterns, save this combination into long term memory and instantly and automatically recall the meaning if the same pattern is recognised again. After having provided best audibility, we will help your child catch up missed developmental steps and prepare for independent language acquisition. Our individualized therapy will improve your childs ability to effortlessly and automatically extract the maximum information out of the heard and how to use it in age appropriate communication.
Children & Central Auditory Processes
Central Auditory Processes are the basis for hearing and speaking. Central Auditory Processes start as soon as we can perceive sounds. This means already 20 weeks before birth. If your child has a congenital hearing loss and, which would be very typical, is fitted with hearing aids by the age of 2 years. She/he missed about 116 weeks of crucial auditory development. Further aggravating is the fact, that hearing aids or 120 channel cochlear implants do not provide completely normal auditory stimulation to the brain. Only central auditory therapy can enable your child to catch up lost time and make up for missing auditory input.